Workers’ compensation: employee vs independent contractor

When is a person deemed to be a “worker” for workers’ compensation? Here we explore the relevant factors considered for workers’ compensation in Queensland.

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Grief and dependency

Making a Workplace Death Claim in Qld

Understand the Qld death payout amounts recoverable by dependants through the workers’ compensation scheme in Qld.

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No Win No Fee Lawyers

No Win No Fee Lawyers: A Guide for Clients

A comprehensive question and answer about no win no fee agreements.

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Workers compensation payout for shoulder, hip and psychiatric injury

A Qld worker received a payout of $482k for shoulder, hip and psychiatric injuries suffered when catching a 70kg bunch of bananas. Read more.

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Legal and financial capacity in a personal injury settlement

Adamson v Enever & Anor [2021] QSC 221 This decision relates to an application to the Supreme Court of Queensland for orders concerning the Applicant’s …

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Permanent Impairment Assessment

WorkCover Permanent Impairment Assessments and Lump Sum Offer Payouts

A step-by-step outline of what happens at the end of a workers comp claim.

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Making a Workers’ Compensation Claim for Psychological Injury

Find out how to get your workers compensation claim accepted.

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Mine labourer awarded $1.5M for vibration injury

A Qld mine labourer has been awarded $1.5M in damages against WorkCover for white finger syndrome caused by operating loaders 7-9 hours per day, for his employer.

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QCA awards 42 year old care worker $480k for ankle, hip and back injuries

An aged care worker who slipped while showering a patient has been awarded $480k for ankle, hip and back injuries. Read more.

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Supreme Court awards 55 year old haul truck driver $719k for back injury

Case note: Krobath v Thiess Pty Ltd [2018] QSC 309 A 55 year old dump truck operator has successfully sued his employer, Thiess Pty Ltd (the …

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